“Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” Luke 18:18
The question, “What shall I do?” is a common one in Ghana. The majority of the people we are meeting on the streets have this question hanging over their heads and hearts for most of their lives. Each school we preach at, and each afternoon of tract distribution and personal witnessing reveals more and more that most Ghanaians are hoping they have done enough good works to enter heaven when they die. It has been a pleasure for all of us to come to the end of our first week as a team and to realize that the message of God’s gift of salvation has gone out to thousands of precious souls.
Our schools this morning were Kumasi Academy and Regal International School. At Kumasi Academy, we had the joy of watching two thousand high school students stand at attention at 6:30am to hear the good news of God’s gift preached to them by Joseph. At Regal International school we met with primary students where Daniel pleaded with the children to accept God’s salvation before it is too late. It is difficult to describe the joy of seeing these fresh young faces, eagerly listening to God’s Word being preached. Jesus truly loves the little children and we hope that His love shines through all of us as we meet with them.
In the afternoon, each group of three team members set out to revisit the areas we had witnessed in on Tuesday. Many of the groups were able to find the contacts that they had made and follow up with more material and more discussion. Three Emmaus course introductions were given out; please pray for those who have received them and that the devil would not keep them from opening the books and learning more about the Word of God.
The team is holding up well, and we are enjoying unity and friendship. We would greatly appreciate your prayers that this would continue through the weekend and into our final week together. As well, please remember Priscilla and Jennifer who serve the meals to the team, working extremely hard to keep us well fed. Tonight we had a traditional Ghanaian meal and it was fantastic! It is a hard job, and they do it with such joy. Please pray that they may be strengthened and encouraged and given the rest for their bodies that they need.
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